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Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder

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This easy paper craft for St. Patrick's Day is guaranteed to get the kiddos out for some springtime fun! Tap into their creativity - and their playtime imaginations - with a Leprechaun Finder that'll have them searching high and low for mysterious little guys dressed in green. Created by Project Kid, this easy paper craft uses nontoxic Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® and a few simple craft supplies for a project that keeps the fun going after the art part is done. And hey, you never know, they might just stumble upon a pot of gold! 

What you need:

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue Stick

- 2 Toilet paper rolls 

- Green construction papers (same or varying shades)

- Flat-backed rhinestones

- Washi tape

- Hole punch

- Scissors

- Tape

- String

- Shamrock paper punch

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - supplies

This easy paper craft only requires a few simple supplies and nontoxic Tacky Glue. It helps to have everything gathered and ready to go at your work station ... the sooner they finish their craft, the sooner the kids can jet outside and start their searching!

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - glue paper to tube

Cut a piece of paper the width of your tube, and use the Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue Stick to add glue along the edge. Press the tube in place. (You can also use the squeeze glue, but the glue stick allows you to roll it right away without any drying or glue seepage.)

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder

Roll the tube to completely cover with paper and glue the other edge in place with Tacky Glue. 

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - repeat for second tube

Repeat process with a second tube.

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder

Wrap a strip of Washi tape around each end of each tube.

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - punch shamrock into circles

Cut two 2-inch circles from green paper and punch a shamrock shape into each.

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - glue circles to tubes

Add Tacky Glue around the rim of each circle. Press one end of each tube into place on the glue and let dry.

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - glue tubes together

Add Tacky Glue along one side of one of the tubes and press the tubes together. Let dry.

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - decorate

Decorate the Leprechaun Finder by gluing on rhinestones, pompoms and other items as desired.

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder - tie string to each side

Punch a hole on each outside edge and tie a piece of string through each end to create neck holder, and this easy paper craft is complete!

Aleene's Easy Paper Craft: Leprechaun Finder

Have the kids get creative with their designs! Mix shades of green and different materials for an easy paper craft that gets their imaginations going during art time and playtime. They might just get lucky a find a sneaky little leprechaun to make their wishes come true!